John Meredith, IV v. Justin Andrew
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--granting Motion to proceed in forma pauperis (FRAP 24) [999187260-2] Originating case number: 5:12-hc-02198-D Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. .. [13-7306]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
JOHN FRANKLIN MEREDITH, IV,
Petitioner - Appellant,
Respondent - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at
Raleigh. James C. Dever III, Chief District Judge. (5:12-hc-02198-D)
Submitted: October 24, 2017
Decided: November 7, 2017
Before NIEMEYER, MOTZ, and AGEE, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed as modified by unpublished per curiam opinion.
John Franklin Meredith, IV, Appellant Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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John Franklin Meredith, IV, appeals the district court’s order dismissing his 28
U.S.C. § 2241 (2012) petition. Meredith relies on the savings clause in 28 U.S.C. § 2255(e)
(2012) to challenge his career offender designation, but we have “not extended the reach
of the savings clause to those petitioners challenging only their sentence.” United States
v. Poole, 531 F.3d 263, 267 n.7 (4th Cir. 2008). The district court, however, lacked
jurisdiction over Meredith’s petition. Rice v. Rivera, 617 F.3d 802, 807 (4th Cir. 2010)
(per curiam). We therefore modify its order to reflect a dismissal without prejudice for
lack of jurisdiction and affirm the dismissal as modified. We grant Meredith leave to
proceed in forma pauperis. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal
contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would
not aid the decisional process.
AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED
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